A 2001 oil painting of The Original Pantry Café in downtown Los Angeles, by Southern California artist Tony Peters. A pair of 6-foot-tall crewel tapestry panels from the 19th century. And a 1996 Pokemon holographic card featuring Charizard.
Those are among the hodgepodge of items that fetched thousands of dollars each at an auction Wednesday of Tom Girardi’s personal belongings at the disgraced lawyer’s 10,277-square-foot home in Pasadena, California. Among the top sellers were multiple Persian rugs, numerous pieces of giltwood furniture, Italian and bronze sculpture, particularly by American artist Glenna Maxey Goodacre, and several oil paintings, one dating back to 1410. It also included some unusual items like two handwritten letters from Santa Claus, which sold for $200, and a Russian icon of Saint George and the Dragon from Girardi’s private chapel. Meanwhile, three glass achievement awards once given to Girardi sold for $50.